Outrageous children's names

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Re: Outrageous children's names

#161  Postby THWOTH » Jan 03, 2014 10:37 pm

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Re: Outrageous children's names

#162  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » Jan 03, 2014 10:39 pm

Cito di Pense wrote:What with the proliferation of unusual names, particularly for girl children, it appears you can no longer have your Kay and Edith, too.


Took me a minute to process, but I really like that.
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Re: Outrageous children's names

#163  Postby Onyx8 » Jan 04, 2014 1:09 am

Groan :)
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Re: Outrageous children's names

#164  Postby Agrippina » Jan 04, 2014 3:55 am

Clever :thumbup:
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Re: Outrageous children's names

#165  Postby MrFungus420 » Jan 04, 2014 8:27 am

I think that the worst one I've come across had to be a black boy named "Simian".
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Re: Outrageous children's names

#166  Postby Ironclad » Jan 04, 2014 9:16 am

Rachel Bronwyn wrote:
Cito di Pense wrote:What with the proliferation of unusual names, particularly for girl children, it appears you can no longer have your Kay and Edith, too.


Took me a minute to process, but I really like that.


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Re: Outrageous children's names

#167  Postby Aern Rakesh » Jan 04, 2014 12:41 pm

MrFungus420 wrote:I think that the worst one I've come across had to be a black boy named "Simian".


Actually that's a medieval Nordic name. Same derivation as the biblical Simeon and Simon. If someone told me their name was "Simian" I would immediately think of Simeon, not the ape-like association.

Except of course now I wouldn't. :lol:
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Re: Outrageous children's names

#168  Postby Agrippina » Jan 04, 2014 3:19 pm

I'd spell it Simeon.
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#169  Postby Bribase » Jan 04, 2014 3:29 pm

Onyx8 wrote:Yeah, but imagine if you were to use similar but perceptively negative names in the same vein: Meet my daughter Greed, and my son Avarice, and over there on the couch is Sloth.


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Re: Outrageous children's names

#170  Postby Aern Rakesh » Jan 04, 2014 3:32 pm

Agrippina wrote:I'd spell it Simeon.
I think most people would, but it does appear to have been the spelling of the name in medieval Denmark, Sweden etc...
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Re: Outrageous children's names

#171  Postby Agrippina » Jan 04, 2014 3:52 pm

Aern Rakesh wrote:
Agrippina wrote:I'd spell it Simeon.
I think most people would, but it does appear to have been the spelling of the name in medieval Denmark, Sweden etc...


OK I didn't know it was Danish, it appears in the Bible here:

Luke 2:25-35
King James Version (KJV)
25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.



So I would see it as a "Christian" name.
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#172  Postby Aern Rakesh » Jan 04, 2014 4:40 pm

Agrippina wrote:
Aern Rakesh wrote:
Agrippina wrote:I'd spell it Simeon.
I think most people would, but it does appear to have been the spelling of the name in medieval Denmark, Sweden etc...


OK I didn't know it was Danish, it appears in the Bible here:

Luke 2:25-35
King James Version (KJV)
25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.



So I would see it as a "Christian" name.


Yeah, that's how I know the name as well. But when I saw MrFungus' post I Googled it and found out that it was an old norse spelling of Simeon. :smile:
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Re: Outrageous children's names

#173  Postby Agrippina » Jan 04, 2014 6:07 pm

OK. That's interesting.
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#174  Postby MrFungus420 » Jan 05, 2014 12:27 pm

Agrippina wrote:I'd spell it Simeon.


Maybe you would, but not the mom. It was Simian.
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Re: Outrageous children's names

#175  Postby Aern Rakesh » Jan 05, 2014 12:36 pm

MrFungus420 wrote:
Agrippina wrote:I'd spell it Simeon.


Maybe you would, but not the mom. It was Simian.


Presumably she didn't know what 'simian' means. When I was at university, back in the days before the internet, I had a boyfriend who regularly pulled this face that one of his friends described as 'simian'. I didn't have a clue what he was talking about and had to ask.
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Re: Outrageous children's names

#176  Postby aban57 » Jan 13, 2014 5:29 pm

From the beloved Beth Riesgraf's IMDB page :

Gave birth to her first child at age 25, a son named Pilot Inspektor Riesgraf-Lee, on September 28, 2003. Child's father is her ex-fiancé, Jason Lee.
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Re: Outrageous children's names

#177  Postby Made of Stars » Jan 14, 2014 9:09 am

aban57 wrote:From the beloved Beth Riesgraf's IMDB page :

Gave birth to her first child at age 25, a son named Pilot Inspektor Riesgraf-Lee, on September 28, 2003. Child's father is her ex-fiancé, Jason Lee.

I suppose that's no more weird than Scout, Piper, Taylor or Cooper. :roll:
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#178  Postby Fallible » Jan 14, 2014 9:24 am

surreptitious57 wrote:One has to be very careful about publicly mocking the names of the children of others. I once made the mistake of thinking that Frank Zappa could have been less creative when it came to choosing those of his own offspring. When he stated that he did not want them being made fun of and in no uncertain terms too I backed off. I really should have known better. Now I do not bat an eyelid when I hear them. I still do not like them [ the names not the children ] but they are not my children so my opinion means absolutely nothing and so I keep it to myself. Frank is dead now of course but I still respect him for educating me. I may have mentioned this before but this is a more brutal version

Not that long ago Kate [ one ] appeared on I T V telling Phil that she does not let her children mix with other children if they have certain names because they are common and as she is not that would not do. Because I have no real memory anymore [ I hope I never witness a crime because I will be hacked to shreds in the dock ] I cannot recall what those names were. But my mothers name was Kate [ two ] and we are as lower class it is possible to be [ peasant Celtic stock ] What a shame Frank is not around to educate her [ Kate one ] I actually found her reasonably attractive [ I am allowed to say that as it is true ]


Her name is Katie Hopkins, she is vile. The names were Tyler and anything which was a place name. When it was pointed out her own child is called India she tried to bluster her way out of it.

Slightly off topic [ only slightly ] : here in this country some would get really offended if someone from a higher class looked down on them. They would probably suggest that all are equal. To which I would suggest they go ask George Orwell for his opinion [ in theory we are all equal of course and that should be the way it is. Obviously. But that is not the same in practice however.


They got rid of second class carriages on trains some time ago, surr.

And that is all I am saying on that ] I am lower class and always have been. That means that anyone who is middle or upper class is automatically superior to me. I have no problem with that. No one else can get upset at that because it only affects me. More white cats would increase life expectancy. Did you ever own one Mister Fleming ?


Er...what? ''Lower'' class? Do you mean you're working class? I'm working class born and raised, although I suppose that since I and the other half have professions not ''just'' jobs and own our home that we are actually middle class now. Who gives a shit? It would be interesting to see you justify your claim that I am superior to you, or that anyone else is because of some out-dated system which has ceased to have any real meaning.
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Re: Outrageous children's names

#179  Postby Scarlett » Jan 14, 2014 11:44 am

Made of Stars wrote:
aban57 wrote:From the beloved Beth Riesgraf's IMDB page :

Gave birth to her first child at age 25, a son named Pilot Inspektor Riesgraf-Lee, on September 28, 2003. Child's father is her ex-fiancé, Jason Lee.

I suppose that's no more weird than Scout, Piper, Taylor or Cooper. :roll:


My granddaughter's 'Taylor' you cheeky bugger :lay:

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Re: Outrageous children's names

#180  Postby Made of Stars » Jan 14, 2014 11:48 am

Scarlett wrote:
Made of Stars wrote:
aban57 wrote:From the beloved Beth Riesgraf's IMDB page :

Gave birth to her first child at age 25, a son named Pilot Inspektor Riesgraf-Lee, on September 28, 2003. Child's father is her ex-fiancé, Jason Lee.

I suppose that's no more weird than Scout, Piper, Taylor or Cooper. :roll:


My granddaughter's 'Taylor' you cheeky bugger :lay:

:lol:

Really? What's her first name?
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